COVID-19 discovered cases – 05 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 05 March 2020

At 11:30 pm, KING5 reported that three more people in Washington have died. And the annual TED conference in Vancouver, BC will either be postponed or conducted as a digital-only gathering. In New York, the number of cases doubled, from 11 to 22. The first case had been announced on Monday. In a press conference Thursday, Governor Cuomo pointed out that the number of confirmed cases “will continue to go up… we are testing more, because that is a good thing, you will see the number going up.” Although made awkwardly, it’s an important point. Washington is home to the first patient to test positive for COVID-19 in the United States [USA-WA1(2020)], and until Wednesday, all US deaths to date have been here. A patient in North Carolina is linked to Washington by recent travel. Washington Governor Inslee announced the state will cover the costs of COVID-19 tests for residents without health insurance. There are now 13 deaths and 70 confirmed cases in Grant (1), King (51) and Snohomish (18) counties. The number of people under supervision in western Washington: 231. Seattle is in King County. …continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 04 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 04 March 2020

California reported its first death from COVID-19; New York’s case load jumped from two to 11; and New Hampshire has two presumptive cases. Washington reported 12 more cases and one more death. At the end of the business day, Microsoft told Puget Sound employees “who are in a job that can be done from home should do so through March 25th.” The company employs nearly 54,000 in Washington. Half of Microsoft’s facilities in mainland China have limited services. In New York, nine people who are connected to the 50 year old lawyer reported on Tuesday have tested positive. British Columbia, Canada, has tested more than 1,000 people for the virus. They have 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday; and four of those patients have fully recovered. …continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 02 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 02 March 2020

Washington is home to patient zero for COVID-19 in the United States, and there have now been six deaths here. The only US deaths to date are here. There are 18 cases of COVID-19 in western Washington, and the number of people under supervision: 231. Nationally there are a total of 43 cases according to the CDC and 105 cases according to Johns Hopkins. Seattle professor and researcher Trevor Bedford estimates that Washington “has at least one cluster of ~570 infected individuals.” …continue reading →